Old Fourth Ward

Trendy Neighborhood, Rich in History
Lying on the eastside of Atlanta is Old Fourth Ward. Corner to corner, there are hip restaurants, live music venues, and fashion stores. Old Fourth Ward has deep Atlanta roots, originally settled in the early 1800s, it is the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. People can explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Sweet Auburn Historic District to see restored shotgun houses, Victorian homes and Craftsman bungalows. In recent years, the neighborhood has transformed into a bustling area. The Historic Fourth Ward Park is perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Covering seventeen acres, it includes a lake, playground, a splash pad, outdoor theater, and skate park. There are also two iconic biking and walking trails called the Beltline Eastside Trail and the Freedom Parkway. The Ponce City Market is packed with fun options for food, shopping, and workshops in the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building.

Throughout Old Fourth Ward there are highly-rated restaurants including Highland Bakery, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, and Venkman’s, which is housed in an ex-soda bottling factory famous for comfort food and live music. For nights out, the Atlanta Eagle and Cru Hookah Lounge are hopping, and City Winery is not-to-be-missed - it’s a winery, restaurant, wine bar, and music venue all-in-one. For people looking for a neighborhood rich in history and entertainment, the Old Fourth Ward is the place to be.
What Old Fourth Ward Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.0
amenities
7.5
social
7.7
management
7.3
safety
7.0
Median rents in Old Fourth Ward
Studio
$
1,735
1 Bedroom
$
1,770
2 Bedroom
$
2,960

Living in
Old Fourth Ward

Emory
Ponce City Market
BeltLine
Bars and Food
Easy Commute
City Winery
Trendy
Shopping Centers
Old Fourth Ward — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 17 neighborhood reviews)
A neighborhood that's constantly growing. The park is a jewel -- there's places to go for runs, peaceful runs, and to play with pets. It's at the heart of the beltline with Ponce City Market on one side, Krog Street Market on the other, and new places like Common Grounds and New Realm in the middle. You won't have high-rises here like in Midtown, but you'll have the space to move around and have a lot of great neighborhood places to hang out.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Parkside
I love it here - lots of bars and restaurants, the BeltLine is right here, and it's very walkable. It's also between the hospitals - Grady and Midtown are a 5-10 min drive, and Emory and the VA are more like 20-30.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
West Inman Loft Apartments
Old Fourth Ward is awesome - it has an urban feel and hasn't been entirely gentrified, which I like, and they've done a good job of taking some of the older buildings and repurposing them to keep some of the soul of the place. I fear they're going to go too far with it, but for now, it's awesome. So close to restaurants, bars, shopping, parks, basically everything you could think of. That said, you do have to be careful at night - we've had some crime in the neighborhood, but as long as you're mindful, you should be OK.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Ponce Park
People describe this neighborhood as up and coming. Depending on where you are, it is very nice. Ponce City Market has brought a lot of new development - shops, restaurants, housing - and the areas directly around it reflect that.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Old 4th Ward
It's definitely the best place I could've moved to after living in DC. Grocery stores, banks, liquor store, and shopping center with trendy restaurants (Ponce City Market) all walking distance (but not necessarily all walking friendly). At night, it's still a little sketch and probably would not walk by myself. Its a close enough uber ride to the VaHi, Midtown, and Edgewood bar scenes (less than $10 dollars, no reason to DUI here). It's becoming more expensive though.
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Old 4th Ward
Love this neighborhood! Speaks for itself
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Parkside
Old Fourth Ward has a number of bars and restaurants. The Beltline goes through the neighborhood and Piedmont Park is about 2 miles away via the beltline
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Walk Apartments
O4W is an incredible neighborhood. It truly has come a long way in the past few years. The nightlife is great for college students or people wanting to have a similar experience.
There are more and more trendy stores and attractions popping up near Krog. And of course, there is the Beltline- Atlanta's sweet little lovechild. These elements all rolled up with a very walkable and historic area, and a dog park, and a few yummy restaurants make the Old Fourth Ward an incredible place to live. Unfortunately, unless you have a spare $500,000+, you have no chance of buying a home in the area. Hooray for gentrification!
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
West Inman Loft Apartments
So close to everything!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Parkside
Not great walking distance options where I live. Not as safe as other locations in Old 4th Ward (but security seems pretty good). Just wouldn't walk around at night. Possible to drive to Grady in <10 mins. Drive to Emory 20 mins w/o traffic. Probably 30-35 mins during rush hour traffic.
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/10
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The Prato @ Midtown
Pros: location, location, location --- I love living right by the Beltline and Ponce City Market; lots of free activities/events/festivals going on in the park most weekends; close to several grocery stores; 15-20 minute drive to school

Cons: rent has been increasingly drastically every year; not so safe in parts of the neighborhood; lots of construction
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9
/10
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AMLI Ponce Park
Ponce City Market, plenty of places to eat, several parks and the Beltline and all in this neighborhood. The downside is that LOTS of festivals and event are held in the area so roads will close and there is a ton of noise and foot traffic when it happens.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Savannah Midtown
Great area in between Inman and old fourth. Feels safe and close to fun things on beltline and Krog. Lots of fun things
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
West Inman Loft Apartments
Publix and Walgreens is right next door, close to most offices, Ponce City Market is just a drive down the street, Fox theater is in walking distance as well as MARTA. My complaints would be the traffic noise on North Ave. and not feeling entirely safe walking to Publix or Walgreens alone.
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/10
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Savannah Midtown
There is a lot to walk to, with Ponce City Market, the park/beltline, and the Whole Foods shopping center. It is easy to get to emory campus, or downtown. Feels safe enough.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Old 4th Ward
Just down the road are a lot of restaurants and we're right on the beltline. Tons of bars, restaurants, and outdoors space for activities.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Walk Apartments
On the beltline and park. Close to Ponce City Market. A great neighborhood!
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
AMLI Parkside


Getting to Know
Old Fourth Ward

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: Piedmont Ave NE to John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE
North to South Boundary: Ponce De Leon Ave NE to Decatur St SE
dining
Dunkin’ Donuts
Jake’s Ice Creams & Sorbets
Ponce City Market
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
Publix
Whole Foods Market
convenience
Publix
Whole Foods Market
fitness
CorePower Yoga
Gauge Fitness
parks
Freedom Barkway
Gauge Fitness
Pure Barre
coffee
a mano
Cook Out
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
Ponce City Market
WH Stiles Fish Camp
bus
102 (bus)
16 (bus)
16 (bus)
rail
A Line (light rail)
parking
Classic Parking Lot 11

Best Apartments
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2 Beds $1,956

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Studio $1,134
1 Bed $1,352
2 Beds $1,498

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Studio $1,120
1 Bed $1,425
2 Beds $1,819

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Studio $1,329
1 Bed $1,409
2 Beds $1,779

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2 Beds $1,685

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